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This Is 40 (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  21 December 2012 (USA)
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Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Fink ...
Graham Parker
Tom Freund ...
Graham Parker Solo Band
Older Pregnant Parent
School Playdate Parent
School Playmate Child


Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40. But instead of celebrating, they're mired in a mid-life crisis with unruly kids, debt and unhappiness mounding. Pete's record label is failing and Debbie is unable to come to terms with her aging body. As Pete's 40th birthday party arrives, Pete and Debbie are going to have to rely on family, friends, employees, fitness trainers, aging rockers and ultimately each other to come to terms with life at age 40. Written by napierslogs

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The Sort-of Sequel to 'Knocked Up'



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

This Is Forty  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,579,175 (USA) (21 December 2012)


$67,523,385 (USA) (22 February 2013)

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Did You Know?


Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day makes a cameo in which he mentions that it's a pretty big deal when Glee buys a song. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day was purchased by Glee but never aired. See more »


Near the end of the film when Pete and Debbie are in the bar listening to music, Debbie's gold purse moves on the table behind her. See more »


Debbie: Who goes to the bathroom for a half hour?
Pete: John Goodman.
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Crazy Credits

After the main credits roll, there's an extended alternate take of Catherine ad-libbing insults during the conversation with the Julie, Pete, and Debbie. See more »


References Mad Men (2007) See more »


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User Reviews

A quality comedy which is rare to find these days
31 December 2012 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

Wasn't expecting much before watching the movie, but was pleasantly surprised. Firstly and most importantly the comedy was not lame. The jokes were down to earth, made sense and made me laugh sincerely. This rarely happens with all those stupid comedies nowadays. Secondly - the topic and the storyline was so relevant in regards to relationships and families of our society. Though it is a comedy genre - but underneath that you can fell that the problems and situations that are being touched are important and worth thinking about. The performances by Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Maude Apatow - were amazing. Paul and Leslie were perfect, but also my respects to the youngest cast members, as they were convincing and did their part flawlessly.

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